Britain: The Newest Baronet

There is nothing quite like British baronets; they are not members of the peerage, yet they are definitely members of the upper class. One old definition has it that "a baronet is one who has ceased to be a gentleman but has not become a nobleman." That particular axiom required some revision as of last week. For Britain's newest baronet, Sir Ewan Forbes of Brux, eleventh of his line, began life as a girl.

Nothing of the sort had ever happened before in the crusty world of Debrett's, the handbook of the British...

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